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Frank Hamilton Lyr Req: Short-Haired Woman (Lightnin' Hopkins) (5) RE: Lightnin' Hopkins song - meaning 08 Sep 99

The rat hairpiece is plausible I think. African-American women tend to style hair short. There might be an association with long-haired women as being "loose". Long hair is also a caucasion characteristic. The "rat" hairpiece might symbolize some kind of deception. This is all speculative, mind you.

Frank Hamilton

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